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Western United vs Central Coast Mariners predictions for Sunday’s Australia A-League tie at GMHBA Stadium. Two out of form sides face each other this week. Who comes out on top? Read on for our free A-League predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

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Both Teams To Score and Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 10/11

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Western United 2-1 @ 8/1

Reason For Western United vs Central Coast Mariners Predictions

  • Western United have lost their last two games as they continue to struggle to maintain form.
  • Central Coast Mariners picked up a vital win last weekend against Melbourne Victory, continuing their run of two losses followed by a win.
  • Western United have scored 17 goals in 13 games this season, averaging 1.30 goals per game. Their defensive record is similar with the side conceding 18 goals or 1.38 goals per game.
  • Central Coast Mariners have only averaged 1.08 goals per game this season, a record that was helped immensely by the three goals they scored last weekend.
  • Matches this season featuring either of these two sides have averaged 2.75 goals per game.

Western United have performed well in their debut season but is the tide turning?

Western United have enjoyed their debut A-League season overall with the side currently sitting in fifth place after picking up 17 points so far this season. Whilst they sit in a good position and look likely to qualify for finals series football, they have suffered from inconsistency so far, being unable to pick up three wins in a row meaning they have been unable to be part of the leading pack.

The numbers don’t make great reading for the side with one more goal conceded than scored this season and the side have conceded two or more goals on five occasions so far this season whilst scoring two or more four times. They could really do with improving these numbers if they want to guarantee a top six finish.

Central Coast Mariners have struggled for the most part, is last weekend’s win a turning point?

Central Coast Mariners picked up just their fourth win of the season last weekend, needing two penalties in injury time to beat Melbourne Victory 3-2. This continued their run of two losses followed by a win to 10 games, with this unique streak stretching back to their third game of the season.

Central Coast have an awful scoring record this season, averaging just over 1 goal a game so far and they’ve only managed to score twice or more in the same game three times this season. At the other end they’ve not performed well either, conceding 21 goals in 13 games and struggling to keep clean sheets with just one so far this season.

Can Central Coast spring another shock or will Western United keep pace in the finals race?

This one looks as though it could be fairly tight with Central Coast hoping their win last weekend will serve as a springboard for some good form. Goals look likely with both sides looking a bit leaky at the back and, with that at the front of our mind, we’re predicting that this game will see both teams scoring and over 2.5 goals.

Predicting the result is a little more tricky with Central Coast showing last weekend that they’ve got plenty of resolve. This game could well be a little beyond them with just one win away from home for The Mariners this season and we’re backing Western United to come away with all three points in a 2-1 win.

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Article by: andyfrancis
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Published: January 16, 2020

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